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A smokestack emits water vapor at Agrium Inc.'s Carseland Nitrogen Operations facility outside Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010.
A smokestack emits water vapor at Agrium Inc.'s Carseland Nitrogen Operations facility outside Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010.
(Dave Olecko/Bloomberg)

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Agrium throws another bone to shareholders

For a firm that says it has strong support for an overwhelming number of shareholders, Agrium Inc. is sure doing what it can to keep them happy.

In just over a year, Agrium has hiked its annual dividend from a meagre 11 cents (U.S.) per share to $2. The latest jump was announced Monday morning, with Agrium doubling its annual dividend from $1 to $2 per share, and also changing its dividend payments from semi-annual to quarterly distributions.